OKC Thunder | Game #66 Preview: Phoenix Suns

The Oklahoma City Thunder is riding a 3-game win streak after a big 137-128 victory over on Tuesday night against the Golden State Warriors. The Thunder now turns their attention to the road as they kickoff a 3-game road trip in Phoenix on Wednesday night against the Suns.

Kevin Durant has settled in nicely with the Suns since being traded from the Brooklyn Nets a few weeks ago as Phoenix is also on a 3-game win streak. Unfortunately for the OKC, the Thunder is managing Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s abdominal strain, so he will be sitting out tonight. Jalen Williams is also missing a second straight game due to a sprained wrist, and as a result, the short-handed Thunder are a heavy underdog.

OKC is lacking two of their better playmakers, so it’s going to take a heroic effort from Josh Giddey and crew to pull out a win. While that’s unlikely to happen, the Thunder is still in a position where they could make the playoffs, so that will be something to watch as the season continues to wind down.

Game Details

Tip-Off: 8 PM CT

Location: Footprint Center (Phoenix, Arizona)

Television: Bally Sports Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

Twitter: Follow @ZacharyLowNBA for live tweets and discussion during the game

Game NotesOklahoma City Thunder Official Game NotesPhoenix Suns Official Game Notes

Projected Starters


  • PG: Josh Giddey
  • SG: Isaiah Joe
  • SF: Luguentz Dort
  • PF: Aaron Wiggins
  • C: Jaylin Williams


  • PG: Chris Paul
  • SG: Devin Booker
  • SF: Josh Okogie
  • PF: Kevin Durant
  • C: Deandre Ayton

Injury Report


  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is OUT (abdominal strain).
  • Chet Holmgren is OUT (right foot surgery).
  • Aleksej Pokusevski is OUT (left tibial plateau; non-displaced fracture).
  • Jalen Williams is OUT (sprained right wrist).
  • Kenrich Williams is OUT (scapholunate ligament rupture in left wrist).


  • Landry Shamet is OUT (right foot soreness).


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 30-18 against the Suns (17-5 at home, 13-13 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Suns 9 times, tied once, and lost 4 times.
  • The Thunder lost the season series with the Suns 1-3 a year ago (1-1 at home, 0-2 on the road).
  • The Thunder is 0-1 against the Suns so far this season (0-0 at home, 0-1 on the road).
  • The Thunder has lost 4 straight games to the Suns in Phoenix.

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